No pictures today. Everything went fine with chemo session no.2. It seemed to take forever though (good 4 hours from start to finish). She did fine throughout with only a minor reaction to one of the drugs. Tomorrow, we go for a shot of Neulasta and Monday for lumbar puncture no.2 out of 4 needed.
Several other good things (if they can be called “good”) happened with this session. The temporary vein line they had installed yesterday could be used today for the infusion and so they did not have to poke around today. It made Alice relax and put up with rest of the stuff more easily. She also found two handmade soft felt hats from the donation shelf. These hats are very soft and keep her bald head warm. Speaking of that, she is getting balder by the hour and she may start to have a shiny head in about a day or so. I don’t believe that either one of us is ready.
Another good thing was that we ran into a Dr.G who did the bone marrow biopsy on Alice. This guy is tall (6 ft 8in), dark and handsome as the saying goes. Alice is usually reserved and not the one to gush over a man’s looks. But, this guy is different. Alice thinks that there should be a law against some one having such good looks, medical smarts and also likable manners. He has great personality and deals with patients very well. I watched him working very hard trying to drill through the bone to extract a sample of bone marrow from Alice and he kept her distracted with small talk and she did not even know what was being done. (Dr. G would beat Dr. McDreamy of Grey’s Anatomy hands down any day). Well, anyway, Dr. G stopped by to chat with Alice and said some thing about being sorry about her hospital visit last week with low sodium. It seems that the whole hospital knows about her adventure last week.
It seems that running into Dr.G prior to infusion didn’t hurt Alice’s mental state either. One would think that she has a high school girl’s crush on this guy. It is a good thing that I am being a total GROWN UP about all this, fixing her dinner, getting her pill boxes stocked up and taking care of other essential and mundane chores around the house.